Fabulous island of Folegandros is a way you can imagine a Greek island – white houses with blue windows, narrow streets and classic taverns that stand out against the azure sea. Folegandros remains untouched jewel Cycladic archipelago, because it is not as popular as the famous Santorini and Mykonos, but it is just as beautiful and travelers who go to this island will be rewarded contemplation unspoilt countryside, dotted with classic Greek villages, as well as the opportunity to bathe in the clear waters unfrequented by the beautiful beaches of Folegandros.
Tourism on Folegandros is more suitable for those who just want to relax on the beach and enjoy the peaceful environment on the island is almost no attractions that provide historical interest, but the beauty of this island, the kindness and hospitality of the locals and the traditional cuisine served tavern Folegandros, make it a wonderful place for a memorable vacation.
Until Folegandros ferry ride, every week three ferries leaving from the port of Athens and Santorini route commit-Sikinos Folegandros-Naxos-Ios. Estimated travel time from Athens to the island of Folegandros is 10 hours, during which you can admire the beautiful Aegean Sea.
In the port town Karavositas nothing remarkable except a few restaurants, shops and hotels, so when you arrive on the island, most tourists go directly to Chora, the main town of the island. Upon arrival of each ferry port town of Chora to a bus, which drove the all comers to the island’s capital for a small fee. April, May and the first 2 weeks of June are considered the nicest months to visit Folegandros, and if you get to the island in July or August, it is likely that you will not find a hotel room, so try to always pre-book your room. If you’re traveling in the off-season, from November to March, then be prepared for sudden changes in the weather, such as rain and wind, which can prevent your vehicle to go back to the Athenian port.
Before you go to Folegandros make sure you bring cash, as the island is no bank or ATM, only a few travel agencies that can help you change money, but the lack of a bank means that you exchange money for you at a disadvantage for rate. The easiest way to travel to the island is a local bus that makes eight routes between the two main cities of the island. During the hot season, you can also rent a boat in order to get to the beaches located in the southern part of the island.
The most popular beach of the island is the beach Anga, second place is the beach of Agios Nikolaos, and after it is Livadaki beach, located in a sheltered bay. Also a nice beach to count cards at the bottom of the island.
The best option for a comfortable stay on the island of Folegandros is one of the many hotels located in Chora, with spectacular views of the sea and the island, so the hotel is Aspalathras White Hotel. Besides elegant rooms decorated in classic Cycladic style, your service will also be an outdoor pool, sun terrace, gym, free parking and massage rooms.All rooms have a private terrace, satellite TV, safe, air conditioning, minibars, and marble bathroom, which have bathrobes, hair dryer, complimentary toiletries and slippers. Upon request the hotel staff can arrange free transport to and from the port. Throughout the hotel offers free internet access and the hotel has a restaurant, a tour desk, beauty salon and gift shop.
If you are interested in other Greek islands, then pay attention to the article “Holidays in Mykonos.”